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Violence in name of cow: SC notice to 3 states over contempt petition

Observing that such acts of violence "must stop", it had directed the states to form a dedicated task force in each district.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 30, 2018 7:12 am
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The Supreme Court Court Monday issued notice to the governments of Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on a plea seeking contempt proceedings against them for not following its order to prevent violence perpetrated in the name of protecting the cow.

Considering a plea by Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, a bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the three states to file their replies by April 3. The bench said it would hear the contempt plea along with the main writ petition filed by Gandhi earlier.

Senior advocate Indira Jaising, who appeared for Gandhi, contended that violent incidents were still being witnessed in various parts of these states despite the court’s order last September to take adequate security measures.

On September 6, 2017, the apex court had asked the states to appoint senior police officers as nodal officers in every district within a week to tackle the issue. The Bench had also directed chief secretaries and DGPs to file status reports on action taken to prevent such cases. Besides, the court directed these states to ensure patrolling of highways after it was pointed out that such incidents mostly targetted vehicles transporting cattle or meat.

The top court had also asked the Centre to respond to the submission that it could issue directions under Article 256 (obligation of states and Union) of the Constitution to all state governments on issues related to law and order. The Centre told the apex court that it does not approve of any incident of people taking the law in their hands.

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  1. nagarnaru1
    Jan 30, 2018 at 5:28 am
    Who will protect our Desi Cows and Bulls?
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    1. Farooque Khan
      Jan 30, 2018 at 4:45 am
      SC must order the state govt's to catch the criminals and hang them for the lynchings and the other acts of public violence they have committed. Asking the state govt's to form task force, which could well consist of officers sympathetic and supportive to the criminals would not serve any purpose. The earlier such directives from the SC have been fruitless and useless. First of all the PM himself by his deafening silence has always avoided coming out against the criminals loudly and clearly. So he seems to sympathize with them and support them tacitly. That's the real shame of India.
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      1. Freaky Jesus
        Jan 30, 2018 at 7:16 am
        How come SC is not talking about illegaly Bangladeshi Muslims who have come about 10 crores in India, doing all kinds of crimes and murders and taking aways jobs from India. How come all muslims want to remain silent as if they all are part of the same Allah's Jihad terrorism against infidels.
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      2. Michelle:: Vedic::human
        Jan 30, 2018 at 3:23 am
        Country is seeing how during its 70-year rule, corruption of ten to fourteen lakh crore rupees took place under the very nose of UPA, Congress is not an ancient thought process as claimed by few, rather Congress is a corrupt thought process and that has been proved by the judicial process today, Elections are won not because of riots on streets, not because 'sadak pe aag laga ke as claimed by congress but Elections are won because the mantra of reform transform and perform works in the country under the able leadership of sir MODIJI, elections are won as people compare how during UPA days, direct benefit transfer (DBT) was not there and money could not reach the pockets of poor man, Madhu Koda was an Independent MLA, but because of the fact that government was formed with outside support of Congress party, government then was almost Congress government run by 10 Janpath, 24 Akbar Road by help of Sonia, Rahul and Ahmed Patel, now Machu Koda serves 3yrs in prison,-Jai hind
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        1. P Eng Suraj Singh
          Jan 30, 2018 at 3:57 am
          Irrelevant
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          1. Joykutty Cherian
            Jan 30, 2018 at 5:03 am
            BJP came into power through spreading all these blatant lies. You are only repeating what they were propagating all these years. Why they can't arrest even a single culprit of whom they are alleging since almost 6 years...? Looks like BJP is losing ground solidly despite they win election by hook or crook.
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            1. nagarnaru1
              Jan 30, 2018 at 5:40 am
              Joy, Have you ever observed how inhumanly animals are transported for days without food and water? Have your ever seen how cruelly defenseless animals are slaughtered? Why don't you try to defend animals' rights? Only Humans have 'rights' and 'dignity'?
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              1. Freaky Jesus
                Jan 30, 2018 at 7:18 am
                Joykutty, dont you think if BJP can speak lies to come to power then how many murders and lies your Congie spoke to stay in power for 70 years? Why is that all over the world daily millions of chilren are raped in christian churches and convent schools by christian padre and not more than handful cases come out in India? Is it because Christians dont want to talk about it?
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              EkBhartiya
              Jan 30, 2018 at 3:11 am
              BJP has tried hard to destroy the social fabric of India due to its rabid communal antics. If it was not for the Supreme Court, India would have been totally f ucked by now.
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                Raj
                Jan 30, 2018 at 2:29 am
                Religious bigots should be removed from our nation, no matter what religion they come from. Religion is the worst man made fiasco that only creates divisions and removes humanity from humans
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